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PHOENIX — A prosecutor argued Tuesday there's nothing wrong with charging a motorist who smoked marijuana up to a month ago with driving while drugged.
In an effort to assist officers with the daily grind of safeguarding the communities they serve, East Valley police departments are home to various volunteer programs that provide much-needed leverage to the departments’ time and budgets.
The Tempe Police Department announced on Aug. 15 it has confirmed the remains found in Apache Junction earlier this month are those of missing 19-year-old Adrienne Salinas.
Westminster College and Wilkes University celebrated the end of an era and beginning of another to one of Mesa’s older facilities with the grand opening of their newest campuses on Aug. 15.
As a lawsuit against the City of Phoenix makes its way through the courts, new documents allege the crime lab handling the evidence failed to test critical items.
A woman and two police officers were taken to the hospital Thursday afternoon after coming in contact with an unknown substance.
It’s official: Jodi Arias is guilty of 1st Degree Murder in the death of Travis Alexander.
In an effort to increase efficiency and turnaround time, the Biology Unit at the Mesa crime lab, which analyzes DNA, switched to an electronic system as of January 2013.
If you’re a commuter who endured one of the four recent massive traffic back-ups on Valley freeways thanks to serious accidents involving big rig trucks, no doubt you spoke words you’d never say in front of your kids.
“There ain’t nothin’ more powerful than the odor of mendacity!”
The strategy for dealing with a young crime victim at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office is kindness combined with a large dose of Sam.
The word rape strikes terror in the hearts of women who are most often the targets of a rapist. Rape, often called sexual assault, is one of the vilest crimes that can be committed. It’s a crime I found in my career that can be uglier than a murder and often more difficult to investigate and solve.
More bad news about the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
Imagine for a moment you’re a child. Your life isn’t normal. It’s controlled by fear and pain. It’s that way because you’re being raped by your 43-year-old uncle who lives in your home with you and your family.
A burglar will use any open door — front, back, side, garage or doggy.
PHOENIX (AP) — The family of a girl who was sexually abused by a relative is seeking $30 million from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office for failing to investigate the case for nearly five years.
Our officers have been at the forefront of figuring out how to protect our city. When we have a safer community, we have a community that people want to invest in. This is real nuts-and-bolts police work that gets to the base cause of crime.” Mesa Mayor Scott Smith, Arizona Republic, “Mesa’s crime rate for major offenses is lower than in 1963, Mayor lauds preventive strategies by police,” Aug. 2, 2012
In an ongoing multi-law enforcement agency crackdown of the synthetic drug bath salts, two East Valley smoke shops have been closed and at least one of its owners arrested following a national sweep that netted $36 million worth of materials used to manufacture the drug.
Mesa prosecutors plan to ramp up the city’s crime lab processing to handle the skyrocketing numbers of drug DUI arrests, which have doubled since 2009.
While both those who support and despise Senate Bill 1070 dance in the streets proclaiming victory after the June 25 U.S. Supreme Court landmark decision on Arizona’s anti-immigration law, the revelers need to remember that there’s a whole lot of very serious felony crime occurring every day in Arizona and the vast majority of it never gets solved and has nothing to do with illegal immigration.
“Steve Pierce’s self-serving commentary on taxes and education is enough to make a cat laugh. He has led the charge in strangling funding for education and is yet surprised that Arizona’s students lag those of other states. He touts the absurd notion that withholding support from struggling schools will somehow help them improve. Worse, he worries about higher sales tax rates, when he knows that the cutting of state revenues through tax breaks to his corporate sponsors is precisely what makes an increase in the sales tax necessary.”
Gilbert will begin having the Mesa police forensics lab process its crime scene evidence, which law enforcement officials expect will help them arrest more criminals who operate in the two communities.
While Mesa has deals in place to bring two colleges to its downtown, it is laying the groundwork for three other institutions to open branch campuses easily and quickly.